Sir Grange Zoysia
Sir Grange is one of the world’s best-looking grasses and it adapts to most climates. When fully established it will use very little fertiliser and water, require a lot less mowing than most varieties, and its appearance will be the envy of your neighbours. Most owners fall in love with Sir Grange once they have it fully established and would not have anything else.
Guidelines to get the best from Sir Grange.
Sir Grange can take some time to establish, however once this is achieved the result is very rewarding. One needs to be mindful that Sir Grange is a very slow-growing lawn, therefore it can be very slow to fully establish. It takes about 18 weeks of warm growing weather to fully establish; in warmer climates this can be achieved in the first season, while in colder climates this may not happen until the second season.
Sir Grange is ideal for you if:
- You want an extremely high-class, superb looking lawn.
- You are prepared to allow it time to establish properly.
- You don’t require a high-wear lawn area during the establishment period.
- You don’t have heavy shade during the establishment period.
- You don’t have heavy or clay soil
SAND OR HEAVY SOIL
WHAT DOES SIR GRANGE PREFER?
ABOVE Sir Grange root system in heavy soil after 14 days.
ABOVE Sir Grange root system in sand after 14 days.
Before your Sir Grange arrives:
- Trim all your gardens and trees right back, so they are not overhanging the lawn area during the establishment period.
- Install a good sand or sandy base of at least 100mm – the more the better the lawn will perform.
- Make sure your sprinkler can cover the lawn evenly, regardless of whether it’s a manual shift or automatic sprinkler system. It is recommended that an automatic irrigation system is installed.
- Be sure that no areas hold water and they are all drained well.
- Always use a starter fertiliser such as Lawn Launcher, to encourage strong and fast root establishment.
Note: Installing Sir Grange between May and September in colder climates is not recommended
During the first three months following installation:
- It’s all about getting a deep root system established as soon as possible; it’s critical to water down to 150mm during this period. It’s a good idea to take a core sample once every few weeks to ensure this depth of penetration of water.
- Perform spot checks after three weeks to determine if the turf can be lifted. If it can in certain areas and not others, chances are its roots are shallower in those areas; these spots will need to catch up with the assistance of additional deep watering during establishment.
- If some areas receive more wear or shade during this period, try to reduce the cause until full establishment is achieved.
- You need to water a newly established Sir Grange lawn at least 45 minutes to 1 hour each day for the first 2 weeks after installation during the warmer months.
SIR GRANGE MAINTENANCE
After the establishment period:
- The hard work should be behind you and you should own a beautiful lawn.
- You only need to water your established Sir Grange lawn if it looks dry or conditions are extreme. If it does appear dry, water deeply for 20-30 mins every second day until leave appears healthy.
- An application of fertiliser is recommended at the start of spring and during January/February. Fertilise with Lawn Solutions Premium Fertiliser at half the recommended label rates.
- For seasonal weed control and to provide valuable nutrients to your Sir Grange lawn, you can use OxaFert during spring and autumn.
- Mow as needed between 18mm and 40mm. If desired, Sir Grange can be left unmown.
- Make sure when you mow you never remove more than 1/3 of the leaf.